The following days are public holidays in Vatican City, as published each year by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household.[1] These largely correspond to events in the liturgical year of the Catholic Church.

Date English name Italian name Remarks
1 January Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Maria Santissima Madre di Dio
6 January Epiphany Epifania del Signore
11 February Lateran Treaty Day Anniversario della istituzione dello Stato della Città del Vaticano Commemorates the 1929 signing of the Lateran Treaty, which established Vatican City as a sovereign state.
13 March Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis Anniversario dell'Elezione del Santo Padre Varies with each reigning pope.

Marks the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013.

19 March Saint Joseph’s Day San Giuseppe
Monday after Easter Easter Monday Lunedì dell'Angelo Moveable feast, depending on Easter.
23 April Saint George Onomastico del Santo Padre Varies with each reigning pope.

Name day of Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio)

1 May Saint Joseph the Worker San Giuseppe lavoratore
29 June Saints Peter and Paul Santi Pietro e Paolo
15 August Assumption Day Assunzione di Maria in Cielo
8 September Nativity of Mary Festa della natività della Madonna
1 November All Saints Tutti i santi, Ognissanti
8 December Immaculate Conception Immacolata Concezione
25 December Christmas Day Natale
26 December Saint Stephen's Day Santo Stefano

In addition, all Sundays of the year are public holidays as well.

By tradition, both the election anniversary and the name day for the civilian name of the reigning pope are public holidays.[2] The Solemnities of the Ascension of Christ and Corpus Christi have not been listed since 2009.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Bank and public holidays for Vatican City". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. ^ "Vatican Annual Public Holidays Amended". Q++Studio - The Professional Source of World Public Holidays. April 7, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Vatican 2013 Public Holidays announced".